Our unit is a long established and well respected family oriented group. Membership
is open to all persons, regardless of age, sex, and race, who wish to accurately
portray the War Between The States (WBTS) time period as a Confederate Soldier/Civilian
and/or Federal Soldier/Civilian based on the events that we attend. We are
historic re-enactors,WE ARE NOT RACIST, WAR MONGERS, OR A HATE GROUP.
We do not tolerate those feelings as a group, just as we do not tolerate attacks
upon our heritage. We welcome and encourage participation by individuals or
families. The members of the group form a strong bond of friendship both on
and off the field.
We portray Company B of the original 5th KY Infantry that fought as part of the
Confederate "Orphan Brigade" and the 10th KY Company A,US in the WBTS. This
unit was made up of Kentuckians who fought with distinction throughout the entire
war. Our goal is to present an accurate impression for the public to contribute
to the preservation of historic battlefield sites and to increase our knowledge
of and appreciation for the WBTS time period.
The group is organized along military lines with an Officer, NCOs', and Privates.
There are also civilian members. The group is run democratically with the
Commanding Officer and 1st SGT. being elected annually by the membership and the
Corporals being appointed by the Commanding Officer. At many of the events
that we participate in we are part of a larger organization of reenactment units
called the TVB (Tennessee Valley Battalion). There are many WBTS reenactments
in our region, that is, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. We meet once
a year in January to vote on which events to attend for the coming season.
We participate in regional events as well as large "National" events; usually a
total of 9 to 10 events a year. We have no requirment for a minimum number of events,
but we do encourage members and non-members alike to participate.